are designed to underscore the biblical mandate to preach the
Word, to be a prophetic voice in an age desperate to hear "Thus
saith the Lord." Courses will aim to fine tune a pastor's preaching
skills, expand one's exegetical abilities, enable one to give
attention to what God is saying, and develop one's effectiveness
to reach the unchurched in a post-Christian generation.
are designed to develop the distinctives of pastoral leadership.
Courses will aim to equip pastors to effectively lead churches
in the mission of reaching the lost and building the saint. Other
themes to be covered include vision setting, recruitment and development
of leadership teams, effective promotion of change, conflict management,
and administration skills that keep a church well ordered.
are designed to affirm the high calling of spiritual direction
and community building. Courses will aim to develop a pastor's
ability to effectively listen to his congregation, build fellowship
in the body, apply Scriptural truths to life issues, reach out
and impact lives, engage in suffering and deal with crises, and
mentor lives to become more like Christ.
are designed to impress upon the pastor the importance of his
spiritual walk. Courses will aim to develop a pastor's intimacy
with God, nurture his prayer life and ability to engage in trained
attentiveness before God, and define and develop the theological
framework for authentic pastoral identity and mission.